ST HELIER Constable Simon Crowcroft has warned that the incinerator will worsen what is already becoming a dangerous road in Havre des Pas.
Following complaints from Green Street residents, who say that the current ‘priority’ system there does not stop speeding or illegal parking, Mr Crowcroft is urging Transport and Technical Services to look at new measures to make the road safer.
One resident told the Constable that that illegal parking in the street was making it difficult for him and his wheelchair-bound wife to walk into town, while others say that cars illegally parked in the bend of the road block the view of oncoming traffic.
A chicane-like ‘priority’ system was put in place in Green Street, owned by TTS, several years ago after pedestrians had reported that they were almost hit by speeding cars because the pavement and the road were too narrow.
But the system is not working and Mr Crowcroft is worried that it will worsen when the incinerator is sited at La Collette. ‘This is going to be one of St Helier’s prime residential areas and we don’t want excess traffic,’ he said. ‘There is some interruption of the fast-moving traffic with the chicane-like “priority” system but that isn’t stopping illegal parking, which is making the road dangerous.’
• Picture: St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft in Green Street